SUNY Empire State College and Mohawk Valley Community College came together July 13 for a ceremonial signing of six Pathways Transfer Articulation Agreements.
“Each year, approximately 42 MVCC students transfer to SUNY Empire to attain an advanced degree, and our most recent data shows that one-year retention rates for these students are the second highest among transfers from all SUNY community colleges,” SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea said. “That’s something we can both be proud of.”
“MVCC and SUNY Empire State College both have a proven, steadfast dedication to our respective student populations,” MVCC President Randall VanWagoner said. “We are thrilled to celebrate an expanded and strengthened transfer partnership that involves the creation of student-friendly pathways from an associate degree at MVCC through a master’s program at SUNY Empire State College.”
The agreements will enable students who obtain an associate degree in select programs to seamlessly transfer from MVCC to SUNY Empire, so they can pursue bachelor degrees. The programs are: Business Administration (A.S. & A.A.S.) to Business Administration (B.S.); Business Administration (A.S.) to Human Resource Management (B.S.); Business Administration (A.S.) to Management (B.S.); Nursing (A.A.S. to B.S.); Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) to Allied Health (B.S.); and Respiratory Care (A.A.S.) to Allied Health (B.S.).
The three business agreements include an optional accelerated path to SUNY Empire’s MBA program that incorporates the B.S./MBA combined degree.
For more information, or to inquire about community college or corporate partnership opportunities with SUNY Empire State College, visit www.esc.edu/partnership-programs.